Fibromyalgia is known for causing widespread, debilitating pain. It also can affect a person’s energy levels, and their ability to get a good night’s sleep. Many with Fibromyalgia will do just about anything to relieve the pain, and cannabis is rapidly becoming a go-to option. While it’s tempting to turn to opioids to deal with the pain brought on by Fibromyalgia, medical marijuana can be a much more safe and effective option for many. Because there are many different physical issues brought on by Fibromyalgia, we have created a list of different weed strains to address different symptoms. Here are five strains that can be used to treat Fibromyalgia.
This indica dominant strain originates from the parent strains Skunk and Afghani. These buds are known for their density and high yield. Critical Mass is used by many to treat a host of medical issues, from insomnia to cancer pain. Critical Mass is recommended for Fibromyalgia due to its high CBD content, a non-psychoactive pain-relieving cannabinoid. It’s also a great cure for stress and leaves users feeling happy and at ease. On the downside, with between 19% to 22% THC, this strain can make some users feel anxious. Still, it’s worth a try if you’re looking to relieve the symptoms of Fibromyalgia.
Speaking of high CBD strains, this Sativa-dominant strain has such low THC content that users will likely not even feel “high” after using it. This is the ultimate strain for those looking to absorb almost exclusively the effects of CBD while remaining mentally clear. Because of the high CBD in this strain, you will feel a sense of bodily relaxation, almost as if you had taken a painkiller. Which is exactly why we recommend this as one of the best strains for treating Fibromyalgia. You can function normally without the psychoactive effects of THC, while still absorbing medicinal benefits. It’s also known to leave users feeling happy and confident by relieving stress. Some users do report feeling dizziness after smoking Charlottes Web, though I’ve never personally experienced this. This is also the strain that was famously named after a young girl named Charlotte, who The Stanley Brothers of Colorado treated for epilepsy with this strain.
I’d be surprised if you haven’t heard about this strain yet. It’s an extremely popular hybrid strain, that is enjoyed widely on the West Coast where it originated. Blue Dream is a great strain to use if you’re looking to remain functional while high. Due to this strain’s high levels of CBG and myrcene terpenes, it works as an anti-inflammatory medication. This is why we’re recommending it as one of the best strains to treat Fibromyalgia. And if your pain is leaving you emotionally taxed, Blue Dream is an effective mood enhancer. It also has flavor notes of blueberry. It’s a must-try for any weed connoisseur.
This Indica-dominant strain is a safe bet if your primary concern is getting your pain under control. It also contains high levels of CBG and myrcene, tastes amazing, and elevates one’s mood. Made in California, Grandaddy Purple is a visually stunning bud that lives up to its name. It also offers strong psychoactive effects, so make sure you’re dosing carefully. This is a great bud to smoke at the end of the day if you’re looking to soothe your soul or trying to rest your body. Medicinally, many people take Grandaddy Purple to treat muscle spasms, pain or a loss of appetite. If you’re suffering from any of these things due to Fibromyalgia, it’s worth trying Grandaddy Purple.
This Indica-dominant strain with its earthy flavor and high THC content will leave you so relaxed you’ll swear you are moving in slow motion. Users also swear by it as one of the best strains for treating Fibromyalgia due to its high levels of CBG. The compound CBG has been reported to be more efficient at treating neuropathic pain than CBD. Bubba Kush another strain that’s best saved for night time, as your eyelids are sure to grow heavy under the influence of Bubba Kush.